Schumer to feds: Give NY more anti-terror funds
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) joined County Executive Rob Astorino (R - Westchester) in Hawthorne last week to call on the federal government to give New York its fair share of anti-terror funds.
Although the New York metropolitan area is considered the top terror target in the U.S., federal funds for the area have shrunk over the past five years.
According to Schumer and Astorino, the alleged Times Square bombing plot shows that the terror threat in New York is substantially different than it is elsewhere.
"When was the last time you had a terrorist say, 'We're going to go after Indiana or Kentucky?'" Schumer said.
President Barack Obama says his administration has been giving sufficient funds to state and local law enforcement.
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